Rotary is like a global family, and one thing we all enjoy is the camaraderie that comes from spending time with like minded people.

In 2010 the Rotary Club of Hall built and donated a film trailer to the Rotary Club of West Wyalong, and every year we get together for a social catch up with our friends in the West Wyalong club.

rotary hardenThis year we all met halfway, at Murrumburrah, with the Rotary Club of Murrumburrah Harden. Despite the wet weather, a few of us took the opportunity to wander the streets and discover a bit about the history of the area. Pride of place in town is a memorial to the men and horses of the 1st Australian Light Horse that was formed in 1899. The statue above is of Bill the Bastard, a local Murrumburrah horse who, along with his rider, carried four Australians to safety during a conflict in the Boer War.

Having met for a few drinks at the pub, we all went to a lovely Irish restaurant over the road for a fabulous meal and many laughs. A lot of people were still there at midnight!

The ‘Sergent’s Session’ was an impromptu feature of the evening

Many Rotary clubs hold a ‘Sergent’s Session’ that entails someone being nominated to fine people for outrageous things. This evening it was decided to run a fine session with one person appointed from each club to act as a Sergent.

lui Polimeni

Local Murrumburrah High School boy, 15 year old Lui Polimeni, who tragically lost his life playing football in May.

Money raised would be donated by the Murrumburrah Harden Club to help the family of a local 15 year old boy who unfortunately died after a tackle at a football match.

Lui Polimeni was from Jugiong where his family run the local fruit and vegetable store. He loved his football and played in competition for the Gundagai Tigers Rugby League Club.

We all got into the spirit of the evening and put our hands in out pockets to donate over $500.

After a great fellowship evening and a fabulous meal, it was decided that we should do the same thing in Murrumburrah in 2017.